Center For Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery under the direction of Harold Farber M.D. is an approved treatment center for the infusion of Remicade (Infliximab). With two offices conveniently located in Northeast Philadelphia and Narberth, PA as well as several convenient infusion times why not schedule an appointment to see if this safe and effective treatment is right for you?
What is Remicade? Remicade is a prescription medicine approved for patients with Plaque Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Ulcerative Colitis.
How does Remicade work? Remicade is a monoclonal antibody that identifies and binds to a specific protein produced by the immune system called tumor necrosis alpha (TNF-alpha). The overproduction of TNF leads to inflammation in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, Crohn’s (pediatric and adult) disease. Remicade can stop the inflammation by binding and blocking TNF-alpha.
How is Remicade administered? Remicade is administered directly into a vein. Some improvement of symptoms might be seen two days after treatment, but it may take up to two weeks after infusion to see significant improvement.
How long will the treatment take? Treatment is typically about three hours long. Healthcare professionals, including a nurse and physician, will oversee the administration. Our trained staff is available for clinical and scheduling questions.
Does my insurance cover Remicade? Most insurance carriers cover Remicade. Our trained staff will review your benefits and obtain any authorization necessary prior to your first scheduled treatment date. All covered expenses as well as out of pocket expenses due are clearly explained to our patients.
Many of our patients feel that their quality of life has improved. Many patients suffer in silence and are unaware of the various therapeutic options available including Remicade to treat their psoriasis. Feel free to schedule an appointment, discuss your options and see if this or another treatment is right for you.